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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Homemade truffles are the perfect treat when you need a little indulgence in your life and these┬áDark Chocolate Champagne Truffles are even more decadent than most. I’m sharing the recipe for these wonderful truffles over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!!) right now, so you can make them for yourself, for loved ones or as an alternative to more commercial Easter candies this year. The ... Read More »

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Pots de creme are an elegant French dessert, a custard that is somewhere between pudding and creme brulee in texture. Traditionally, the recipes call for cooking the custard in a water bath in the oven to ensure a smooth, silky texture. The water bath is what causes many people to skip making this lovely dessert altogether, as the can be a bit of a hassle ... Read More »

Homemade Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Decadent Organic Chocolate Dipping Sauces

Homemade Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Chocolate Dipping Sauces

When I entertain during the holidays, I like to make desserts that are shareable to enjoy with my friends and family. To me, a “shareable” dessert includes an element of interactivity that you don’t get from a plate of cookies or cupcakes. While you certainly can’t go wrong with a batch of freshly baked holiday cookies, you get a complete different experience when you and ... Read More »

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil is a great vegetable oil to cook with, but it is also an excellent oil to bake with provided that you use it in the right kind of recipes. The strong flavor of good quality olive oil often has citrus, black pepper and green pepper notes, as well as the flavor of olives, and it can overwhlem the flavors in some cakes. Other ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons

Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons

Macarons are one of my favorite cookies to make. They take a little more time to put together than your average chocolate chip cookie recipe, but they are always well worth the effort – especially when they have a filling that is as good as the one in these Dark Chocolate Coffee Macarons. The filling is a surprisingly easy to make dark chocolate and coffee ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie is essentially a pudding-like chocolate filling that is spooned into a pre-baked pie shell. The creamy filling is a good contrast for the crispy pastry crust and the filling is relatively easy to make since it doesn’t have to be baked in the oven. There are a lot of chocolate cream pie recipes out there that start with instant pudding. They’re easy ... Read More »

Scientists create lower fat chocolate with fruit juice

Chocolate Science

Chocolate is practically synonymous with indulgence, and people love it. But it is no surprise that there are many people and companies that want to take the indulgence out of it so that we can all eat it with less guilt. Smaller packaging has probably been the most successful method, since chocolate – by law – must contain nothing more than cocoa butter, cocoa solids, ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Organic Stone Ground Salt and Pepper Dark Chocolate, reviewed

Trader Joe's Organic Stone Ground Salt and Pepper Dark Chocolate

Trader Joe’s always has interesting items near their checkout lanes, little impulse buys that you might want to pop into your cart at the last minute. Most of these items tend to be chocolate, so I suspect that quite a few people end up picking something up on their way out. I’ve been eyeing the┬áTrader Joe’s Organic Stone Ground Salt and Pepper Dark Chocolate, but ... Read More »

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